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rccmum
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Collecting system information

Hi,

Does anyone know how to collect system information from a DS20B system running OpenVMS 7.2-1 ?

Utility like cfg2html?

Thanks in advance.
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Hoff
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Re: Collecting system information

AlphaServer DS20 and AlphaServer DS20E series both offer access via various means, including local information, SNMP, and there's some web stuff around.

Download and configure the HP System Management Homepage (HP SMH) stuff, as a start.

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/products/smh/index.html

If the LAN is not trusted, check the HP SMH HP SSRT security reports as well, as some of these do apply to OpenVMS.

I don't know if HP SMH support goes as far back as V7.2-1 off-hand, that's a rather ancient release.

As for other options, the obvious search:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=cfg2html+openvms

turned up various hits.

Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: Collecting system information

Volker Halle
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Re: Collecting system information

There is also the SYSTEM_REPORT tool on the OpenVMS Freeware V8 CD

http://mvb.saic.com/freeware/freewarev80/system_report/

Current version V1.8 is here:

http://www.the-rohwedders.de/downloads/

Volker.
rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: Collecting system information

Hi Volker,

Availability of the SYSTEM_REPORT tool is good piece of information. Thanks! It says the minimum version tested is 7.3. Will it work on 7.2-1?
Volker Halle
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Re: Collecting system information

Don't know if SYSTEM_REPORT will work on V7.2-1, but if you try and it works, please report here, so that this information can be updated.

I assume the author does not have a system available, which is running an OpenVMS version prior to V7.3, so this could be the reason for not testing it.

Volker.
Hoff
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Re: Collecting system information

Whether this DCL code works on V7.2-1, I too don't know.

There were a few changes made to create V7.3, after all.

Try it. You have the configuration handy here for local testing, after all, and the DCL code is free.

Let us know if it works.

There is some subtle cost in running old releases and even costs associated with free code, after all -- your "payment" here can be in the form of testing and updates and letting us (or the author) know the results, after all.

There are a few older releases which occasionally see testing with specific (usually commercial) products, but V7.2-1 isn't one of those releases. (OpenVMS Alpha V6.2, V6.2-1H3, V7.3-2 and V8.3 are the usual targets here.) And you're going to have one of the few V7.2-1 boxes around -- let us know if it works here.

I'd suggest the reverse of this question be asked, too: why isn't your local environment tested on and upgraded to V7.3-2 or on V8.3? Staying on older releases is not without its costs, and the costs do tend to increasingly accumulate based on the age of the release (here from 1999), and whether or not the release is a "landing zone" as HP calls certain releases.

Re: Collecting system information

A quick test on v7.1 fails and finds the following error messages hard coded:

$Ws "?''Facility'-E-BADVERS, VMS version too old, requires at least V7.3!"
and for greater than V8.3:
$Ws "?''Facility'-W-UNTESTEDVERS, untested VMS version, continuing..."

I will try investigating the reasons this weekend if time is available.
Wim Van den Wyngaert
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Karl Rohwedder
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Re: Collecting system information

As the author of SYSTEM_REPORT.

I have no alphas with VMS
Made a try on a VAX with V5.5-2, the following was reported:

- PIPE is missing
- some keywords for lexicals are missing,
e.g. MEMSIZE, DECNET_FULLNAME,
DEVICE_TYPE_NAME
- some files are not closed

because of that, a lot of data is missing and it is not really usefull, at least on VAX V5.5-2.

I don't know at the moment, when e.g. PIPE was introduced in VMS.

regards Kalle
Hoff
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Re: Collecting system information

The DCL command PIPE was introduced in OpenVMS V7.1.